A moment’s pleasure, a lasting treasure: Feminism in 1960s girl group music and its cover versions

Julia Nicholls

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis presents a feminist musical analysis of two classic 1960s girl group songs and some of their cover versions. Chapter1 compares the Shirelles' original recording of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' with covers by girl group artists like Little Eva and the Chiffons. Chapter 2 compares Lesley Gore's 'You Don't Own Me' with more recent interpretations, including one by Grace featuring G-Eazy and another from the film The First Wives Club. Through examining these recordings, I argue that factors like instrumentation, studio production and performance style can affect a song's meaning in powerful and sometimes complicated ways.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Sun, Cecilia, Supervisor
  • Devenish, Louise, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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